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From Paul Benedict <pbened...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [lang] Divesting the commons.lang.math package
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2010 04:18:14 GMT
Without any further input (over a week), I say it's safe to divest.

On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 5:58 AM, Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maisonobe@free.fr> wrote:
> Henri Yandell a écrit :
>> On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 1:57 PM, Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org> wrote:
>>> This is how I believe the commons.lang.math package can be eliminated.
>>> Based on the current 3.0-SNAPSHOT API, there are only three classes
>>> left:
>>>
>>> Fraction
>>> IEEE754rUtils
>>> NumberUtils
>>>
>>> 1) Fraction should leave; it is completely inappropriate for this
>>> library. It has nothing to do with the JDK or supporting the Java
>>> language. It belongs squarely in Commons Math.
>>> 2) IEEE754rUtils should move to the root of commons.lang
>>> 3) NumberUtils should move to the root of commons.lang
>>
>> We discussed Fraction being deleted earlier in 3.0, but the view was
>> to keep it. I'm happy for it to go. [math]'s version appears to be
>> practically the same.
>>
>> Half of NumberUtils is String conversion. The other half are min/max;
>> which is what IEEE754Utils is. These could potentially move to
>> [math]'s util.MathUtils.
>>
>> One advantage is that people looking for these minor methods would
>> have an on ramp into the other components for the more powerful
>> features.
>>
>> One concern I have is finding the basic functionality in another
>> package. You go to [math] and it's all about the powerful deep things,
>> not a random reusable bit of code off to the side.
>>
>> Maybe the right solution there is "Commons Common", with 80% reuse/20%
>> power; or maybe the solution is documentation in which all the basic
>> types of methods are collated and link to the components they're in.
>
> We probably lack good documentation on the basic utility parts in [math].
>
> Luc
>
>>
>> Hen
>>
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